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Does praying works to win the lottery?

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ranman17's avatar - jzy6nr
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Posted: March 4, 2013, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

Not really. It's because God couldn't regrow limbs so we had to do something and invented prosthetics. How about that? Prayer is an outlet for us. It gives people something to hope and believe in. Not that I'm against it. It is what it is.

God can grow limbs!  He is Almighty! In fact He created the limbs we have now. There are animals on this planet that have limbs that regenerate.  As for humans, God gave us the intelligence and the necessary materials to invent and build the prostetics.  God deserves all the glory.  God created all life, don't you think he could create a limb if he so desired. Gods ways are not our ways, His ways are past finding out.  Sometimes it's not what God gives you that is the blesing but what he takes away from you.

Be kind, because everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

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    Ask when you pray for WISDOM: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5 NIV)

    Need wisdom? We all do. And the good news is that God wants to give it to you. He is eager to do so.

    Just like it pleased God when Solomon asked for wisdom (1 Kings 3:7-14), it pleases God when we ask for wisdom.

    It’s God's nature to give. He is a giving God.

    The Bible says in James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” (NIV)

    This verse says three things about how God gives wisdom. He does so:

    • Continually. "Ask God who gives ..." In Greek this is in the continuous tense. He keeps on giving.
    • He doesn't run out of energy. He never wears out.
    • Generously. God’s resources are unlimited. He has enough resources for everyone.
    • He's got plenty of wisdom to go around.
    • Cheerfully. James says God gives “without finding fault.” God loves to give.
    • It’s in his nature to give! Don’t get embarrassed to ask. He wants to give you wisdom!Blue Angel

    Thank you, helpmewin.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      God can grow limbs!  He is Almighty! In fact He created the limbs we have now. There are animals on this planet that have limbs that regenerate.  As for humans, God gave us the intelligence and the necessary materials to invent and build the prostetics.  God deserves all the glory.  God created all life, don't you think he could create a limb if he so desired. Gods ways are not our ways, His ways are past finding out.  Sometimes it's not what God gives you that is the blesing but what he takes away from you.

      Thank you, ranman17.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

       

       

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        Posted: March 5, 2013, 12:42 am - IP Logged

        God can grow limbs!  He is Almighty! In fact He created the limbs we have now. There are animals on this planet that have limbs that regenerate.  As for humans, God gave us the intelligence and the necessary materials to invent and build the prostetics.  God deserves all the glory.  God created all life, don't you think he could create a limb if he so desired. Gods ways are not our ways, His ways are past finding out.  Sometimes it's not what God gives you that is the blesing but what he takes away from you.

        That's what you've been brainwashed to believe. Where in your Bible is there an instant where he/she regrow a human limb? Face it. There are just somethings he just can't handle.

        Play to win!

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          Posted: March 5, 2013, 12:46 am - IP Logged

          That's what you've been brainwashed to believe. Where in your Bible is there an instant where he/she regrow a human limb? Face it. There are just somethings he just can't handle.

          here's a few Miracles:Smiley

          According to the gospel accounts, here are some of the miracles Jesus performed

          (though this is an incomplete list according to John 21:25):

          Let it Snow Snowman

            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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            Posted: March 5, 2013, 12:49 am - IP Logged

            That's what you've been brainwashed to believe. Where in your Bible is there an instant where he/she regrow a human limb? Face it. There are just somethings he just can't handle.

            Calm down, jackloadismine, you've chosen sides, stay there, I didn't see anybody trying to convert you.

            Don't get your ass all in an uproar.

            Believe what you want and let others believe what they want.

            By the way, what kind of dog did you eat today?


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                        --Edmund Burke

             

             

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              Those are not regrowing of limbs. I said limbs!!!! Ha.ha. You won't find it. Since this is not a religious forum and I've stated my opinion as to  Does praying works to win the lottery? This will be my last post on this thread. Good Luck to all of you in whatever works for you.

              Play to win!

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Those are not regrowing of limbs. I said limbs!!!! Ha.ha. You won't find it. Since this is not a religious forum and I've stated my opinion as to  Does praying works to win the lottery? This will be my last post on this thread. Good Luck to all of you in whatever works for you.

                Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

                -The Gospel According to St John 20: 29


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

                 

                 

                  karinda's avatar - WINGS
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                  Posted: March 5, 2013, 1:06 am - IP Logged

                  Gambling joke:

                  The difference between praying in church and praying at the racetrack?

                  At the reactrack you really mean it!

                  Scared

                  LOL

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                    Posted: March 5, 2013, 1:08 am - IP Logged

                    Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

                    -The Gospel According to St John 20: 29

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                      karinda's avatar - WINGS
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                      Posted: March 5, 2013, 1:09 am - IP Logged

                      here's a few Miracles:Smiley

                      According to the gospel accounts, here are some of the miracles Jesus performed

                      (though this is an incomplete list according to John 21:25):

                      Blue Angel


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                        Posted: March 5, 2013, 1:13 am - IP Logged

                        If there is a god, he surely must have bigger priorities to deal with than helping people win the lottery. Just saying.

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                          If there is a god, he surely must have bigger priorities to deal with than helping people win the lottery. Just saying.

                          Indubitably.

                          It's fun watching the evil ones have fits about the mere mention of it though.

                          They can't help themselves.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                            helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                            Those are not regrowing of limbs. I said limbs!!!! Ha.ha. You won't find it. Since this is not a religious forum and I've stated my opinion as to  Does praying works to win the lottery? This will be my last post on this thread. Good Luck to all of you in whatever works for you.

                            we don't know what he did or didn't do just because it's not all written in the bible:

                            So here, without further ado, is some of the evidence the faithful provide to prove that God has replaced amputated limbs in the past and could again if He felt like it.

                            Like many other miracles, this kind is based on biblical accounts of Jesus healing cripples, as in Luke 6:6-11.

                            There's no specific description of him replacing amputated limbs but the saints who came afterwards never let that limit them.

                            Take the case of St. Augustine (CE 354-430), for instance. An official of the city of Carthage had part of his leg removed when a sore turned gangrenous and the surgeon was preparing to cut off the rest of it to prevent the further spread of the infection when "St. Augustine prayed, and the leg was not only instantly healed, but even the amputated part was restored" (A Dictionary of Miracles).

                            Of course, that was only part of a leg that had been cut off. St. Anthony of Padua (CE 1195-1231)'s miracle left St. Augustine's in the dust:

                            A man in the confessional told St. Anthony of Padua that he had kicked his mother; whereupon the saint said to him sharply, "the foot that could kick one's mother ought to be cut off." The man on his return home actually cut off his foot. When St. Anthony was told thereof, he ordered the maimed man to be brought to him, and, making the sign of the cross on the maimed limb, the foot was restored to him (Ibid., quoting from The Lives of the Saints, Edward Kinesman, 1623).

                            Unfortunately, there seems to be a little confusion here since the exact same story is told about St. Peter of Verona (CE 1206-1252).

                            Sometimes you don't even need prayer to accomplish a little miracle-healing. St. Attalus (CE 627) reattached a severed thumb using spit and St. Francis of Paula (CE 1416-1507) grew two eyes and a mouth on a baby born without them... also with spit.

                            Then there's the "Miracle of Calanda" which supposedly took place in Calanda, Spain in CE 1640. Miguel Juan Pellicier, a farm laborer, had a leg amputated after a cart ran over it and it became gangrenous. Three years later, after rubbing the stump with holy oil and dreaming of being within the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Pillar, he awoke to find his leg miraculously restored. A great deal has been made in the last decade about all the evidence that supports this claim for a miracle and you can read the pros and cons of the argument in the entry on Wikipedia.

                            As far as I know, Calanda is the most recent case of spontaneous regrowth of an amputated limb on record... if it's actually true. If such a miracle happened and was documented in more modern times, it would make headlines all over the world.

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                              Indubitably.

                              It's fun watching the evil ones have fits about the mere mention of it though.

                              They can't help themselves.

                              But to be fair, about once a month, jehova's witnesses knock on my door asking for a person who no longer lives here, even after I tell them they no longer live here. Big Grin

                              They never pass down the latest news to their co-volunteers.

                              Big Grin Angel